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My Malta

Claire Bonello is the mother of a 5 year old girl and a mischievous 3 year old boy. Claire is a lawyer and a newspaper columnist with The Sunday Times of Malta. She lives in Sliema, close to the sea and her favourite haunts. Around the Island with Claire Bonello Here are Claire’s suggestions for […]

Mums… Pamper Yourselves

Moms are busy ladies and unfortunately, pampering is usually the first thing they sacrifice when they're swamped. Myoka Spa Breaks are the perfect way to rebalance the body and revive the soul. The best thing for busy moms to do is to take a little time out of each day to dedicate to themselves and […]

Hospital Bag

Ensure you have everything you need for your little one’s arrival with our hospital bag edit. Shop carefully for selected unisex essentials and multipacks that are easy to care for and gentle on your baby’s skin, as well as discover our new Dreamskin® range to protect delicate and sensitive skin. Organising your baby’s wardrobe can […]

Humorous and easy-to-read

What better way for young readers to learn about the history of a place than to ask the protagonists of such history? This is what the books published by Heritage Malta do. They call to the stand the people who left their mark on our colourful history. The latest addition ‘Valletta – My City, My Story’ […]

Educational Outings for children during the Summer Holidays

The long Summer holidays provide parents in Malta with the perfect opportunity to increase the quantity, quality and benefits of outdoor, cross-curricular experiences for their children. Outings and activities can be thoughtfully planned, allowing children to learn, refine and assimilate skills and knowledge. Parents can act as mentors, delivering highly personalised instructional content, encouraging collaborative discussions and inspiring […]

The Stages of Pregnancy Month by Month

Mother & Baby 1st Month • Embryo implants in uterus • Embryonic cells start specialising in function • Brain and spinal cord start to form • Heart starts beating • Embryo is size of grain of rice by the end of the month Mother 2nd Month • Breasts enlarge and become tender • Pressure on […]

What I need to buy or borrow checklist

For the nursery • Cot and mattress • Moses basket/crib • Linen (sheets, blankets, etc.) • Changing mat/table • Wardrobe • Chest of drawers • Play mat • Baby bath • Night light • Baby monitor • Musical mobile (to hang over cot)   Clothing • Cotton sleep suits • 3 x sleeping bags • […]

Maternity bag essentials

Labour bag • Your medical record chart • Birth Plan • Two cotton nightdresses or pyjamas • A light dressing gown, socks and slippers • Tablet and headphones • Bottled water, drinks and snacks for you and your partner • Relaxation materials – books, cards, games… • Camera, spare batteries and an extra memory card […]


Traditional Maltese 1st birthday parties Of the many Maltese traditions, few have survived as successfully as the ‘Quccija’.   Before this, the word ‘Quccija’ referred to a more morbid tradition the Maltese had, that when a family member died they would donate food to the poor to commemorate the deceased.  It is not clear how […]

Modern trends in Holy Communion Parties

Lately, the Maltese appear to be veering away from the traditional ,large ,over-the-top ‘wedding’ style parties which were a fashionable way to celebrate their children’s First Holy Communion a few decades ago. The new millennium has seen a backlash against the rising cost of first Holy Communion celebrations locally. Nowadays, in a collective attempt to […]